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                             Chardham Yatra Rs. 17,998/-
                               11 Nights/12 Days
 
     
 

            Delhi, Rishikesh, Barkot (Yamunotri), Barkot, Uttarkashi (Gangotri), Uttarkashi, Guptkashi, Kedarnath,                                                                                                 Pipalkoti, Badrinath, Srinagar, Hardwar, Delhi

 
     
   

Day 01: Delhi – Rishikesh : Drive 230 Kms. (7–8 hrs.)
Arrive at Delhi and transfer to Rishikesh by road, take lunch en-route at Marwari Bhoj. On arrival, check-in to hotel to relax. Free in the Evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02: Rishikesh – Barkot : Drive 230 kms. (7-8 hrs.)
After breakfast visit Lakshman Jhoola and go for local sightseeing, take early lunch at hotel and drive 230 kms to Barkot. We enroute our visit through the beautiful landscapes of Dehradun and Mussoorie. Later drive to Barkot at an altitude of 1280 Mts a place with rich forests of pine and seasonal fruits like Apple and apricots to reach there in the evening, visiting  “Kempty Falls” on the way. On arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. A magnificent view of the eternal snow of Bandarpoonch peak can be seen from Barkot.

Day 03: Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot :
After an early breakfast take packed lunch and drive up Hunuman Chatti, then 8 kms. by local jeeps till Janki Chatti and then trek 5 Kms. starts one way through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs, to reach Yamunotri either by walk or or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Near the temple there are three hot springs. The most important, Surya Kund, is a Tank full of boiling water into which rice and potatoes are dipped to be cooked and taken as "Prasad". A bath in the Jamunabai Kund's warn water is very refreshing after a tedious walk. Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Hanuman Chatti:  The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.

Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.

Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi : Drive 100 kms. (5–6 hrs.)
After a relaxed breakfast drive 100 Kms. to reach Uttarkashi. Check-in to hotel. Take Lunch, evening is free to explore locale. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is famous for its historical monuments, Temples & Ashrams. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and local sight seeing. Take dinner & overnight stay in hotel.
Uttarkashi: Uttarkashi an important pilgrimage centre, situated at an elevation of 1,150 mts. Located on the banks of River Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected.
Places worth Visiting: Temple and Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar Goddess Kuteti Devi. and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, where Ms Bachhendri Pal, the first Indian woman to reach Mount Everest, received her basic mountaineering training.

Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi : Drive 100 kms. one way (4 Hrs.)
After breakfast leave for Gangotri via picturesque Gangnani, Harsil and on arrival at Gangotri where Ganga touched earth for the first time, take a holy dip in the sacred river The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. The 18th Century temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. Perform Pooja and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings most magnificent view of the Himalayas. Drive back to Uttarkashi. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel

Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.

Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.

Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.

Day 06: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi : Drive 235 kms. (9–10 hrs.)
After an early breakfast leave for the longest journey of the trip by road. Take late lunch en-route at Chamba. On the way see the heritage city of Tehri submerged in to the mighty waters of Holy River Ganges, due to the construction of Tehri Dam. Travel along the beautiful river MANDAKINI  to reach Guptkashi, late in the evening. Guptakashi is a richly rewarding area of colour of imaginative scenery and incredible landscape. The name was given to the place as it is said to be the hiding place of Lord shiva when he was unwilling to give darshan to pandavs. 46 Kms Off Kedarnath, Guptakashi is the shrine at a height of 1319 mtrs. Visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07: Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath : Drive 37 kms. (2 hrs.), 14 kms. trek
After breakfast leave for Gaurikund (37 kms. drive one way). On arrival start your journey on the tough trek on foot or on by pony / Doli  ahead to reach Kedarnath by late afternoon. Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, toiletries and clothes. On arrival check in to guest house. After freshening up and lunch perform Pooja and Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath ji. In the evening, visit Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house. 

Gaurikund: At a distance of 5kms from Sonprayag and at an altitude of 1982 meters., one can take bath in the hot water pond here and visit the Gauri Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvathi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. It is the base for a trek to Kedarnath.

Kedarnath: The Kedarnath (altitude 3584 Mts) shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar. The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 years old. 

Day 08: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Guptkashi/ Pipalkoti : 14 kms. trek, Drive 37/164  kms.
After morning darshan Trek 15 kms. & drive 37 Kms to reach Guptakashi for lunch and then further drive 133 kms. to reach Pipalkoti. On our way we come across Three important Confluences - Rudraprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag respectively. Pipalkoti is a busy town cradled in the lap of lush green mountains and terraced fields. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
(Note: In case of delayed departures the stay will be at Guptakshi)

Day 9 Guptkashi/Pipalkoti – Badrinath : Drive 85 kms. (3-4 hrs.)
After breakfast leave for Badrinath. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest. Reach Badrinath by late afternoon. Take lunch, evening free for sightseeing, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Badrinath: Badrinath one of the 'Char Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries". Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.
 
Day 10 Badrinath – Srinagar : Drive 200 kms. (7-8 hrs.)
After morning Arti and Poojaan breakfast at, drive to Mana the last Indian village before the Tibetan border and then drive 85 Kms. to reach Pipalkoti. Take lunch at Pipalkoti then drive further 115 Kms to reach Srinagar. Srinagar is an facinating old capital of Garhwal. It is an important cultural and Educational centre. Check into hotel, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
 
Day 11 Srinagar – Hardwar : Drive 125 kms.(5–6 hrs.)
After breakfast leave for Haridwar, if time permits visit Devprayag (The confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi), to become Ganga. Reach Haridwar in the afternoon. Check into hotel and take lunch. Visit Mansadevi and Chandidevi temple through Ropeway, attend Ganga Arti at Har ki Pauri, dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12 Hardwar – Delhi : Drive 205 kms.(7–8 hrs.)
After breakfast leave for Delhi. Take lunch en-route at Marwari Bhoj. Tour ends on arrival in Delhi, with the happy memories of the Chardham to cherish.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Tour starts from 25th April 2009 to October 2009
  • Service Tax extra as applicable.
  • Surface Transport: 27 Seater AC Luxury Coach or smaller vehicle.
  • Meals = Buffet /Thali, pure Veg. food including Bed tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner. {Gujarati and Jain Food also served}. Packed Lunch en-route to Yamunotri and Gangotri
  • Accommodation: On twin sharing basis in standard hotels with attached toilets.
  • Free Ropeway Rides at Haridwar (Maa Mansa Devi Udankhatola & Maa Chandi Devi Udankhatola)
  • Free hot water for bathing. In case of non availability of geyser facility or electricity, only one bucket of hot water will be provided.
  • Porter service is complimentary in the hotels.
  • No Night Journey.
  • Tour cost does not include coolie / porter charges, Doli, Laundry, Telephone, Guide Charges, tips, entry fees if any, donations at temples, extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
  • All extras (F&B and any other services) availed by the customer will be on direct payment basis.
  • The customer has to bear the proportionate tour cost in case of extended stay or travelling due to any reasons.
  • General Terms and conditions as per company policy, are binding to every customer.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel at any time any/all the tours without assigning any reason. In such cases the company’s responsibility shall be restricted to either refund without any compensation what so ever or keep the money for the next available tour if the customer desires.

      Child Rate

  Price

(1) Child up to 5 years of age.

No Charge (w/o seat & bed).

(2) Child between 5 to 12 Years

75% of the Package Cost.
(with seat, extra bed& All Meals).

(3) Child above 12 Yrs of age

Full Charge.

Cancellation of Booking:                                                                                                                

Days Prior to departure

                                    Refund Amount

> 30 Days

    Full refund after deducting Service Tax

25– 30 Days

    Balance Amount after deducting Rs.2000/- PP and Service Tax

15 – 25 Days

    Balance Amount after deducting Rs.3000/- PP and Service Tax

< 15 Days

    No Refund